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El Rancho Restaurant & Motel

Mexican, Southwestern
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867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
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Salem, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon checking in at our hotel, the staff directed us here for dinner. It was tasty authentic food and seeing the locals there was enough for me after being on too many tourist trap restaurants over the last few days. Would revisit if I was in town for sure!

Thank Zack D
Topeka, Kansas
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wait staff was too busy talking to others to be much help. Food was bland and reminded me of Mexican food day in high school. A trip to Taco Bell would be more enjoyable.

Thank wildcatksu94
too far from the wild west!
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328 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in about 845 pm and there were just 3 other tables of people so seated promptly. We were told they close at 10pm -- SO the salad & soup bar had all been put away already. Disappointing because thats what i wanted. The waitress was nice & prompt, but the food was lacking. Taco salad lacked flavor, which... More 

1 Thank Rocker_rep
Sykesville, Maryland
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent experience here. The food was authentic Mexican and was fabulous. I had the Navajo taco- it was delicious. The service was good, and the AC had the restaurant cool and comfortable. Prices were very reasonable. Fun atmosphere too. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Tammy V
Windermere, Florida
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was just okay, nothing great. Plain food, nothing fancy. Offered both American and Mexican. Service was okay.

2 Thank James V
Foley, Missouri
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here, The staff was great. They have a restaurant on site and a very nice gift shop. Our room was wonderful. It was dated but that's ok. It is a older building with lots of history. The entry is beautiful.

1 Thank Cindy W
Amarillo, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My husband and I went to the restaurant that some of the locals go to on Sunday and we both had the special. The food was promptly provided to us after we ordered, the chips and hot sauce placed on our table with our drinks (water) (and the water was needed) the hot sauce was good and SPICY. Food was... More 

Thank Debbie R
Canberra, Australia
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90 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Recommended by a local, we are so glad we went. We were seated immediately and then asked to be moved as we were right under the AC unit. No problem at all. Drinks came quickly although the second round was a little slow. By that time the restaurant was full and the servers were running. We had combo fajitas which... More 

1 Thank JandJ150
Scottsburg, Indiana
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204 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 12 that was able to walk right in and find a seat. There were only 3 or 4 other tables of people in the restaurant. A waitress gave us menu's and then disappeared. 20 minutes later no one had taken our order, no drinks, no chips and salsa, nothing. We walked out! They lost out... More 

Thank Scott R
Lafayette, California
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Was recommended this restaurant by locals who like to go there for the Mexican food. Seating and service was fast. Easy and enjoyable experience.

Thank plochez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 867 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025-2646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: 928-524-3332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?